UniCredit Bank Austria committed to gender equity and inclusion in the workplace
Among two other countries within the UniCredit world, UniCredit has obtained the EDGE certification for their two companies UniCredit Bank Austria and UniCredit Services GmbH Austria in Austria. This demonstrates our commitment to fostering gender equity and inclusion in the workplace.
EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender and intersectional equity. The certification process involves a rigorous third-party review of representation across the pipeline, pay equity, effectiveness of policies and practices, and inclusiveness of an organization's culture. As an integral part of the assessment, statistical data is analyzed, policies and practices are reviewed, and employees receive a comprehensive survey to assess perceptions of career development opportunities in the workplace.
The UniCredit banks in Austria, Germany and Italy are currently the only EDGE-certified organizations in Europe in the banking industry. In each of the EDGE-certified entities, both men and women perceive flexible working as something that allows them to balance professional and personal life. And all five have policies that explicitly mention: non-discriminatory recruitment and promotion practices that include gender; non-discrimination with regards to professional development, which also includes gender; plus, the value of diversity and inclusion. Those policies are showcasing a strong commitment to sustainable business success and a platform for future progress towards inclusion.
“We are very proud to be among the EDGE-certified UniCredit organizations, the only companies in the banking industry in Europe to have achieved such certification”, emphasizes Georgiana Lazar, Head of People & Culture at UniCredit Bank Austria. “This is an important and rewarding international recognition that shows that our ongoing efforts are successful and that we are on the right way to fostering gender equality and inclusive culture.”